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Music for Midge's Brain benefit June 26-27 at Tiffany's
For Amber Legue, finding out she was going to be a mother should have been one of the happiest days of her life.
However, that news came almost at the same time she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor on her brainstem.
Friends and family are organizing a two-day benefit for Amber, her finance John Hoornstra and their baby, John W. Hoornstra, this weekend at Tiffany’s Food & Spirits, 656 South Main Street.
“Music For Midge’s Brain – A Benefit Concert for Amber Legue, will kick off on Friday, June 26, from 6pm until midnight in Tiffany’s back parking lot. The donation is $5 per person.
Saturday’s jam session will last 12 hours – noon until midnight, with a $10 per person donation.
Organizers have developed an impressive band line up, including Greta Van Fleet, Brody & the Busch Road Trio, Everyday Ghost, Black Flower Blossom, Melissa May McArthur and more.
The event will include barbecued meals, silent and Chinese auctions, raffles,
A Poker Run is also scheduled for Saturday. Registration at Tiffany’s begins at 10am with the last bike out at noon and the last bike in at 6pm.
The cost is $15 per rider, $5 per passenger and cars are also welcome. The admission cost includes one barbecued meal upon return to the beer tent.
The poker run will include 50/50 raffles and a card draw at every stop.
For more information, to donate auction items or donate funds, call 989-863-0191. Donations may also be made on www.gofundme.com. A Facebook page also has information, at “Music For Midge’s Brain.”
Midge has been diagnosed with grade 2-3 glioma on her brainstem. She started having symptoms in December, 2013 and it was a month later, in January 2014, she discovered she was pregnant. She postponed treatment until John W. was born in September, 2014.
Following the birth, Midge’s symptoms worsened and she was admitted to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
In March, following consultations with U-M doctors as well as medical staff from Johns Hopkins and other area hospitals, all agreed surgery was not an option for Midge. Currently, she is undergoing radiation treatments five times per week.
The benefit is being held to help the family defray the many costs for Amber’s treatments, travel and care.